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Camping off the C-14
« on: May 01, 2012, 05:49:40 pm »
I plan to do a few extended trips camping off of the C-14.  I was looking for dry bags, and came across the D28 and D-38 Dry bags made specifically for motorcycles by Twisted Throttle. If you buy the two bags together as a D-66, there is a $20.00 discount.  The videos show a good view of the application and the tie downs.  They are 100 % waterproof.

I was able to fit a 3 season sleeping bag, small pillow, an Alps Mountaineering Extreme 3 person tent, ground tarp and a sweatshirt in the D-38 Bag.  The D-28 bag lashes to the D-38 and was able to hold a ground pad, gas cylinder, small cook pot and a small burner.

From the picture you will also see a Motocentric Tail Bag that holds some food and water, and a Bike cover.  The saddle bags hold the clothes.  A tank bag hold a few other gadgets for the riding.  I expect to be able to stay out a week or so with this rig just refreshing food and gas.

I still have the stock rack.  While it stacks a bit high, the tie downs are excellent and everything is tight.

Here is a link to the D-66 bags.

http://www.twistedthrottle.com/trade/productview/7054/
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Re: Camping off the C-14
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2012, 11:46:34 pm »
Looks sharp and now you have a Driver's Backrest too! Have a good time camping.....where are you going?

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Re: Camping off the C-14
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2012, 08:36:14 am »
That is a nice set up. Have fun.
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Re: Camping off the C-14
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2012, 11:28:37 am »
Yes, I took a chance and didn’t consult the COG Farkle gurus, but I’m happy with the results.  I’m planning a late May multiday trip From Central PA up through the Allegany National Forest to Niagara Falls and Fort Niagara.  From there, I plan to make my way through the New York Finger Lakes region, and a stop at Cooperstown NY for the Baseball Hall of Fame.  I really need to get away from work (and out of Cell phone range), and the C-14 and a tent sounds really good right now. If anybody has a tip on good campgrounds along that route, I’m interested.
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Re: Camping off the C-14
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2012, 12:53:59 pm »
If you need to get out of cell phone range head to the National Radio Quiet Zone in WV. 

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Re: Camping off the C-14
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2012, 02:33:11 pm »
I spent time deep in the Canyonlands National Park in Utah, and not a signal to be found anywhere.  One great thing about riding a Motorcycle all day is with the Cell Phone/Pager in the pocket, and the sound of the wind, I can technically say I was out of cell phone service.
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